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  • 'There's A Little Boy Out There That Needs You'
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County hosted its third annual Start Something Big Breakfast on Thursday, June 5 at the Festival Conference Center at James Madison University. 
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Receives $40,000 Grant
  • The Walmart Foundation, through its State Giving Program, will renew support for youth facing adversity with a $40,000 grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County. The Foundation award is the second consecutive to the local Big Brothers Big Sisters agency, which received $25,000 in 2013. 
  • Big Help for a Big Project
  • A nearly $300,000 grant will allow James Madison University and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County to continue research on the best ways to maximize success for the "littles" served by the nonprofit mentoring program.
  • A Unified Approach
  • This is the first in a three-part series examining the role the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County plays in the areas of education, income and health in our community. The stories also examine new focuses and criteria for grants for the 2014-16 funding cycle.  Today's story takes a look at the education tier.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County is a youth-services organization that pairs adult mentors in professionally guided, one-to-one matches with children facing adversity. As an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, the organization holds itself accountable for children in the program to achieve positive, measurable outcomes through research-based methods. 
Among other improvements, local evaluation data shows that children served progress academically, avoid delinquency, and experience increased self-confidence. Founded locally in 1976 as an outreach of Trinity Presbyterian Church, the organization is the largest Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in the state of Virginia, serving 791 children in 2013. 

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